The Daily Iowan

IDs for cupcakes: College Republicans peddle baked goods to support voter ID bill

BETH BRATSOS

February 22, 2012

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DES MOINES โ€” College Republicans gave free cupcakes to lawmakers at the Capitol on Tuesday. All legislators had to do for the treat was present an ID. "We're handing out cupcakes just to show how easy it is to show...

Red-light cameras likely coming to Iowa City soon

KRISTEN EAST

February 22, 2012

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Red-light cameras are likely coming to an intersection near you. The Iowa City City Council passed an ordinance allowing development of red-light cameras throughout town on its final consideration Tuesday night. In contrast...

Local officials: Gas tax would benefit travelers through Iowa

ELISE DILGER

February 22, 2012

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Area officials say the legislative bills requiring an 8- to 10-cent fuel-tax hike is necessary to maintain upkeep and fuel efficiency on the road. "Bad roads leads to less fuel efficiency and damage," said Johnson...

Iowa City managers say $10 minimum wage would be bad business

BRYCE VISSER

February 22, 2012

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An Iowa Senate bill raising minimum wage by $2.25 over the next year has some Republican legislators and business owners concerned about future employment prospects โ€” including those for students. The bill would see Iowa's...

Synesi report sparks re-creation of local schools’ safety committee

JORDYN REILAND

February 22, 2012

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Iowa City schools will soon see a new safety committee. During Tuesday's School Board meeting, the members finalized a Safety Advisory Committee whose responsibilities will include reviewing district emergency plans, student...

UISG officials discuss online course evaluations

ANNA THEODOSIS

February 22, 2012

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University of Iowa students may one day take course evaluations online. UI Student Government officials said having students take the evaluations online would be more beneficial in collecting student feedback data, which could...

Proposal targeting student housing draws fiery reaction

KRISTEN EAST

February 22, 2012

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City councilors got an earful about a proposal targetting student housing near downtown Iowa City on Tuesday night. The proposal calls for changing the definition of "household" as it currently applies in the City...

School district to release report card

DI STAFF

February 22, 2012

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A monthly School District report card will soon be available to the Iowa City community. After the district received an infrastructure audit by the Synesi engineering company in January, the School Board requested a timeline...

Council approves second consideration of curb extension ordinance

DI STAFF

February 22, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council approved the second consideration of an ordinance prohibiting parking adjacent to a curb extension. The City Code currently prohibits parking within 15 feet of an intersection, but curb extensions...

City Council approves first consideration of TIF ordinance

DI STAFF

February 22, 2012

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Iowa City City Councilors approved the first consideration of a tax-increment financing ordinance. The TIF ordinance would establish Iowa City as a tax increment financing district. According to the proposal, the ordinance would...

Iowa lawmaker proposes abolition of state Department of Education

DI STAFF

February 22, 2012

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Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, filed a bill Tuesday abolishing the Iowa Department of Education and the State Board of Education. According to the draft, the responsibilities of the Department of Education would be switched...

Notebook: Stokes steps in, Cartwright questionable

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 22, 2012

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Fran McCaffery told Darius Stokes to be ready to play this past weekend against Indiana. The walk-on forward needed to be, especially with Eric May out with back spasms. The redshirt freshman delivered, recording an offensive...